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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-19-2011, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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What Species?

Soon I'll take a trip to Petco in search of my betta. My question to you is which species does your Petco supply and which ones are your favorite out of the ones supplied? I've looked at several species but I can't decide which species I like. There are so many pros and cons of all the species. Your opinions will help me decide which ones I like more than others.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-19-2011, 10:34 PM
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Species? My stores only carry Betta Splendens and I wouldn't want it any other way.

Variety/Fin Types? I like them all.

Howl - Royal Blue Veil Tail
Blaze - Blue and Red Delta
Mi - Blue Lady
Four - ADF
Seven - Ghost Shrimp
Two - Black Diamond Shrimp
Two - Red Crystal Shrimp
A Few - HitchHiker Snails
One - Golden Apple Snail
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-19-2011, 11:36 PM
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All bettas at PetCo are betta splendens. Most wild betta species are too difficult for the average aquarists to keep...I'm still preparing for betta imbellis and smaragdina.

Who am I? Well I am a Junior Member of the International Betta Congress and a breeder of white HMPKs, red dragon HMPKs, black/red dragon HMPKs, metallic multi HMPKs, blue masked HMPKs, and now multi color HMs. Soon to add black HMs. I will be showing in New Breeder class in fall of 2012.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-20-2011, 05:00 AM Thread Starter
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Interesting...last time I visited Petco I could've sworn that there were maybe two wild bettas. Perhaps it was an error on my eyes. Now that I know they only sell spledens I should probably reword the question. What variety/fin types do you like best?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-20-2011, 05:08 AM
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Gotta love my crowntail but my fav of all is OHM (over halfmoon). Just love a big, full, heavy set of fins lol

Mourner of Rocky the BLUE EYED Pineapple Crowntail

Owner of Cory and Dora the Corydoras
Jimmy, Chopper and Harley the male Guppies

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Planted with 3 Crypts and 8 small Java Fern (thanks for the clarification Abby).

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